Judge Jack Weinstein Focuses on Lawyers Mental Health in Statement on Trial-by-Combat Lawyer’s Sentence

By Jane Wester

The New York Law Journal mentioned the NYSBA Lawyer Assistance Program for lawyers seeking confidential help. (may require subscription) 

In a statement on the sentencing of Richard Luthmann, a Staten Island lawyer who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and extortion conspiracy, U.S. Senior District Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York wrote that Luthmann is hardly the only lawyer to suffer from issues related to mental health and substance abuse.

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